Nintendo Announces Samus Edition New Nintendo 3DS XL

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To celebrate the upcoming release of the much-anticipated Metroid: Samus Returns for the Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo has announced a new “Samus Edition” of the New Nintendo 3DS XL that will hit select retailers on September 15th, alongside the game.

The new system features dueling front and back faceplates featuring iconic artwork of Samus aiming her plasma cannon. Hit the jump to get a full look at the system, and the box art.

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SNES Classic Edition Launches in September

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Nintendo has confirmed that the Super Nintendo: Classic Edition is not only a real thing, but is launching later this year, on September 29th, for $79.99! In the box, you get an AC Adapter, HDMI Cable, and two wired SNES Classic Controllers. The system features 21 titles, including the previously unreleased StarFox 2, which is an absolute shock to the system.

The miniature console also includes: Super Mario World, Donkey Kong Country, F-Zero, Super Mario Kart, Zelda LTTP, SF2 Turbo, Super Metroid, Super Punch-Out, Castlevania IV, Mega Man X, Kirby Super Star, Final Fantasy III, Kirby’s Dream Course, StarFox 1, Yoshi’s Island (First official re-release EVER by Nintendo), Super Mario RPG, Contra 3, Secret of Mana, EarthBound, and Super Ghouls n Ghosts.

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Metroid: Samus Returns Gets Legacy Edition in Europe

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Be prepared to despair, and throw a fit, and be very disappointed with the world. While North America is getting a Collector’s Edition of Metroid: Samus Returns, Europe will be enjoying the spoils of this newly announced Legacy Edition.

The version of the game includes the game, soundtrack, art-book, collector coin, morphball keychain, and a retro-inspired steelbook. Look at that steelbook! I would spend at least $80 on this edition. Metroid: Samus Returns releases on September 17.

Metroid: Samus Returns Announced

It looks as if Nintendo wasn’t quite finished announcing games after their E3 Spotlight (Check out full coverage here). Metroid Prime 4 was just announced this morning, and now the company has announced a second new Metroid game, this one is a remake of the classic Metroid: Samus Returns.

Check out the trailer above for the first gameplay footage of the game. Nintendo is taking a strange approach to their announcements, but this spread-out strategy is most certainly effective for keeping the buzz going. You can also hit the jump to view the special edition, and two new Amiibo figures releasing alongside it.

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PhE3: Nintendo Recap

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Nintendo didn’t have a whole lot to say this year. With Nintendo Switch sales continuing to be the hottest ticket in the industry, right now, all they had to do was keep the hype train rolling their innovative console and its games.

The surprises were good here, albeit not very full, but there were a few moments that stood out. While there was no trailer, confirmation of a core RPG Pokemon title for the Nintendo Switch has been a fever dream for years on home consoles. Hit the jump for the full breakdown of Nintendo’s E3 Spotlight.

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UNIQLO Getting Kick Ass Nintendo Designs

UNIQLO has unveiled the winners of their UT Grand Prix design contest after a partnership with Nintendo. The video above shows many of the designs in the entire line, which look fantastic. The Magikarp, Pikachu, Star Fox, Kirby, and Metroid designs being some of the stand-outs in the crowd for me.

For the full line, you can check out the OFFICIAL PAGE ON UNIQLO. No word on these making it to the North American UNIQLO stores, but there really isn’t any reason for them not to.